Michael Schumacher Golden Era

Best Races of Michael Schumacher

We review five of the most exciting races of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher. 307 Grand Prix, 91 victories, 155 podium places, and seven World Champion titles: this is the result of Michael Schumacher in Formula 1. On the third day, January 2019 will be the king of the premier class 50 years old – a right occasion to review five of the best races in the Formula 1 career of the German.

  • Michael Schumacher’s best race: Japan 2000

Michael Schumacher himself repeatedly named the Grand Prix of Japan in 2000 as one of the milestones of his career, which he has always remembered. ” The most emotional title was, of course, the first with Ferrari, 2000 in Japan, ” Schumacher said in an Interview that was recorded two months before his severe ski accident in France but only published by his family at the end of 2018. “For 21 years no title has been achieved and even four times failed together with Ferrari, and then finally won this victory and thus this championship, that was an extraordinary Moment”. In conversation with the BBC a few years earlier, Schumacher also praised the Grand Prix of Japan 2000 as the “perhaps best race” of his career: “I drove all the time at the Limit, everything has worked, and the result has also fit,” said the German. It was built in the 16th century, and the penultimate race of the Formula 1 World Championship in 2000, Schumacher was able to perfect the third world champion title of his career with the victory in front of favorite rivals Mika Häkkinen.

  • Michael Schumacher’s best race: Belgium 1995

The Grand Prix of Belgium in 1995 is regarded by many as Schumacher’s most exciting race at all. Why, is quickly explained: Michael Schumacher, who was driving for Benetton at the time, had to go into the race from starting position 16 – and still managed to win. In a turbulent and partly rainy Grand Prix, there were numerous failures (including, Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard, Jean Alesi, and Gerhard Berger, who had started from Pole Position). Schumacher and Renault-Pilot Damon Hill were able to settle relatively quickly to the top of the field; what followed was a thrilling duel, from which Schumacher finally emerged with over 19 seconds ahead of the second-placed Hill as a clear winner.

  • Michael Schumacher’s best race: Spain 1996

The Grand Prix of Spain in 1996 was not only the first race in which Michael Schumacher was able to win a Ferrari – but his unforgettable Performance was also nicknamed the German “Regenmeister.” On the second day On 15 June, the Circuit de Catalunya was hit by heavy rains in Barcelona. Schumacher started the race from third place unfavorably and slipped back to seventh place. However, the 27-year-old was not discouraged from the initial difficulties: until the twelfth round, Schumacher had fought to the top and thus one of the most impressive performances on the wet road of Formula 1 history. He was rewarded with his first victory for Ferrari-over 45 seconds ahead of the second-placed Jean Alesi.

  • Michael Schumacher’s best race: Hungary 1998

The Grand Prix of Hungary in 1998 was strategically masterful Combination of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari Technical Director Ross Brawn in formula one history. The theoretically ingeniously sophisticated and practically correctly implemented strategy pursued one goal: to somehow back to the superior McLaren-Mercedes Duo David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen contrary to all expectations. Häkkinen had already been able to extend his world championship lead to 16 points at that time, while Schumacher was still waiting for his first season Pole in Qualifying on the Hungaroring. So what do you do? Ferrari was under pressure, had prepared intensively for the Grand Prix. Finally, on race day, one thing should pay off: creativity. After Häkkinen at the top and Coulthard as his backing did not make any arrangements to give Schumacher Place, Brawn came up with the brilliant idea: the Brite converted to a three-stop strategy. With less fuel in the Tank and a lighter car Schumacher drives one Qualifying round after another and manages to get a lead of over 25 seconds in 19 laps – enough to win 9 seconds ahead of David Coulthard.

  • Michael Schumacher’s best race: Brazil, 2006

A victory is not a prerequisite for a terrific race. One can only recall the 2006 Brazil Grand Prix: it should have been the last race in Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 career (no one knew at that time that the German was supposed to start a Comeback in 2010). Schumacher was once again able to demonstrate what a real fighter nature is. The Ferrari driver went 10 points behind in the championship standings to Fernando Alonso in the race – and with a very, very small Chance to win the title. Schumacher competed in fifth place from starting position 10, but in Round 9 had tire damage to the Box and fell back to the last place. The remaining 63 laps were used by the German driver to prove his outstanding qualities as a Formula 1 Pilot once again: overtaking followed overtaking and finally, Schumacher was able to cross the finish line as fourth.

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